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Project by Sodabowski posted 09-05-2017 08:42 AM 2227 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys,

Quick tip here, this is the solution I came up with to keep my bandsaw inserts at hand. Just an MDF box with slots, bolted to the back of the saw. Very handy.



If you’ve been looking for a way to store your blank inserts, well, this is the solution I came up with. Feel free to share your versions below!

Cheers!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...





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Lalen

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#1 posted 09-05-2017 01:12 PM

Cool idea and build!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-05-2017 02:14 PM

This is a nice solution to a common problem.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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splintergroup

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#3 posted 09-05-2017 02:54 PM

Now there is a nifty solution!

I wish my inserts were square, could crank them out in numbers like you have!

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Underdog

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#4 posted 09-05-2017 05:15 PM


Now there is a nifty solution!

I wish my inserts were square, could crank them out in numbers like you have!

- splintergroup

Exactly! Mine are round, so I turned them out of oak, maple, or hickory.
But I finally got tired of turning wooden ones, and turned one out of some 3/8” aluminum plate. So far, I haven’t had to replace it yet.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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shipwright

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#5 posted 09-05-2017 07:11 PM

Mine are round and too fiddley to reproduce so when I need zero clearance I just tack a cleat on the bottom of a piece of 1/4” plywood and run it in until the cleat contacts the bandsaw table. ...... not elegant but effective. :-)

(The white thing under the piece being cut)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 09-05-2017 08:07 PM

Nice idea… but I have to ask – why do you need so many inserts? I ask only because it does not seem like something that you would go through a lot of. I have never needed to replace the insert on my Delta, although I did make some inserts out of HDPE that fit, only because I needed one for my scroll saw (which uses the exact same sized insert). What are you doing that tears them up so much?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 09-06-2017 03:27 AM

Reminds me of my razor blade storage container. Good idea. I keep my extras in a bag in the BS cabinet. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Sodabowski

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#8 posted 09-06-2017 08:17 AM

@ Brad : angled cuts on the bandsaw (wwith varying angles), which bites into them a lot and quickly kills them. I have no pictures of the process yet since I was prototyping, but next project will most certainly be that ;)
I also swap blades a lot, so I prefer having spares and at least one dedicated insert to each blade type.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Sodabowski

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#9 posted 09-06-2017 08:22 AM



Reminds me of my razor blade storage container. Good idea. I keep my extras in a bag in the BS cabinet. LOL

- woodbutcherbynight

At first I thought you kept them inside the bandsaw enclosure! Jeez!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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splintergroup

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#10 posted 09-06-2017 03:07 PM

I’ve dreaded doing it, but I’ll probably make a template for my round insert and crank them out at the router table. A real pain working with such small pieces.

Turning on a lathe would be so much easier, if only I had one. (did I just get an excuse 8^)

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Sodabowski

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#11 posted 09-06-2017 03:10 PM

How about hole saws for rounded inserts BTW?

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 09-07-2017 02:13 PM



How about hole saws for rounded inserts BTW?

- Sodabowski

I had thought of that, but then the pilot hole would defeat the “zero clearance” goal.

Of course you now have me thinking of a hole pilot in a piece of 3/4” ply, then I could use the hole saw without the pilot drill….8^)

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Sodabowski

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#13 posted 09-07-2017 03:55 PM

Absolutely, that’s what I do when I need circles, I raise the pilot drill enough for it not to cut into the wood ;)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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